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Sunday, 25 December 2016

Saturday, 24 December 2016

FINAL CHRISTMAS CARD FOR 2016

Hi bloggers, thank you for popping by...

This is an 8"x8" white card base that I matted with a thin gold mirri then added a white mat that I'd embossed with the Star Swirls A4 Embossing Folder by SW for CE
From SW's 2015 Collection I cut 2 of the Snowflake Borders and one tag again using
gold mirri card.  The borders were adhered to the card and mounting foam was adhered to the tag and placed in the centre of the card.  I typed the sentiment then added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to it, removed the backing and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Diamond Snow

Thank you for visiting and wishing you all a very happy Christmas and New Year
I'm having a break over this festive time and will be back in the New Year with some exciting news and new plans for my blog...

June x






Wednesday, 21 December 2016

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Hi... thanks for popping by
This card was made for a commission and I decided to make it a circular card for a change!
It was very easy to put together once I had decided on what I would do.
I used a white card base and one of the pierced circle dies by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and cut the shape leaving a slight overhang at the top of the card to create a hinge.
Using a smaller circular die in the same range I cut this in a red glossy card from my stash.
I used the same card for the two die cut baubles by Memory Box.
Again I used a smaller circular die from the same range to create a final mat and embossed this using the A4 Star Swirls Embossing Folder by SW for CE.
I typed the sentiment onto white card then added some double sided adhesive sheet to it and used one the tags, again by SW for CE to cut it out and also used the larger tag for the red gloss background tag.  I removed the adhesive sheet from the sentiment and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Diamond Snow to it as well as adhering 3 small red gems.  The white pearls are by Creative Expressions and I adhered these near to the edge of the card

Thank you for visiting and you're welcome to  leave me a comment or a question about today's card
All for now
June x



Saturday, 17 December 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hi... thank you for popping by

This is an 8"x8" white card base with a thin black mat.  I cut another piece of white card in two pieces, the larger card had double sided adhesive sheet on it and I removed the backing from that and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Iced Snow to cover it.  I added mounting foam to the back and adhered to the top part of the card
I also covered the smaller piece of card with double sided adhesive sheet then sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Diamond Sprinkles.  I put double sided tape on the back and adhered that to the lower part of the card
I used the Aurora Star Die by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions to create the main focal point in two black and one gold and cut two black bases and one gold base card.  I then scored the three bases and using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue I adhered to the scored bases.  To maintain the dome effect I used a large 'dollop' of 3D Collall Glue by Crafter's Companion to the centre of all three stars and placed them onto the card
I typed the sentiment as this was for a very good friend of mine and I wanted to make it personal.  I covered this with double sided adhesive sheet, removed the backing and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Diamond Sprinkles
I used the narrowest Stitched Flags from the Frames and Tags by Sue  Wilson for Creative Expressions for the sentiment then the smallest die again from the Frames and Tags - Pierced Flags by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions for the black mat

I hope you enjoy my blog, your comments are always welcome
Thank you for visiting...
June x


Sunday, 11 December 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hi... thanks for popping by...
I started with an A4 white card, folded it in half to create an A5 card.
Blue card was used to make the frame, this is from one of the shadow boxes.  I added mounting foam to the back to give height.
I used a balloon punch and a star punch to add to the card and wrote 7 on the balloons also adding a small white line to highlight and attached strands of ribbon behind the balloons.
The letters and numbers were from a die set, cut out in white but for the name, Harry, I also cut the letters in black to give a shadow.
The console was from a picture in my stash and this had mounting foam added to the back and placed on the card. I also added a few silver stars around it.
Happy Birthday was embossed in black and a few more stars added around the sentiment
  You're welcome to leave me a comment
Thank you for visiting
June x

Materials Used:
  • Festive Collection - Christmas Shadow Box by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Expressions - Art Deco Alphabet - Upper Case
  • Expressions - Art Deco Alphabet - Lower Case & Numbers
  • Balloon punch by Woodware
  • Star punch by Woodware
  • WOW Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
  • Perfect Medium Stamp Pad by Ranger
  • Silver stars - from my stash
  • PILOT Super Colour in White
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue
  • Mounting foam by Woodware

Friday, 9 December 2016

SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT!


Hi.... thank you for popping by

I thought, for a change, I would post something completely different to the ongoing flurry of Christmas cards!
I also make and decorate celebration cakes (Sweet Celebration Tiers), actually it is my husband and I who make the celebration cakes (he has been trained so well :)).  Steve is a very clever and talented man and I am very limited to what I can do because of having rheumatoid arthritis from a very early age.  I do make all the sugar work and decorations and 'dress' the cake

Thank you for visiting

I always look forward to reading your comments

June x

Saturday, 3 December 2016

SATURDAY SPECIALS



Hi, thanks for popping by...

I have 2 fantastic Spellbinders Dies for you at an even more fantastic price!

They retail at £9.99 and for today's special I've reduced them to £5 each plus £1 p&p
I only have a few in stock so please don't miss out!!!

More tomorrow

Thank you for visiting

I hope you enjoy my blog and please feel free to comment on my cards, feedback is appreciated

June x

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS



Thank you for popping by...

The background to this sparkly card is actually white although it looks as if it's a pink hue!

A very easy card to make using a selection of dies and coloured card

Thank you for visiting...

June x

Materials:

  • 8"x8" white card blank
  • red foundation card by Creative Expressions
  • Peace die and border die by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Glitter Jewels by Creative Expressions
  • red organza ribbon
  • flat back pearl
  • red tourbillon


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Autumnal Tree





GOOD MORNING

Thank you for popping by...
I think today's card would be ideal for a
male recipient, what do you think?

I started with a piece of A4 copper card by Creative Expressions and folded it to make an A5.  I added a mat of white card and another of the copper but I embossed the copper card using Celtic Flower by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions

I stamped the tree (an old one from my stash) using Perfect Medium by Ranger, coated it with WOW Copper embossing powder then drew a few lines on the tree trunk to give some definition

The Warm Wishes is from a freebie set and was also stamped and embossed the same as the tree

Using shrink plastic I stamped and embossed several leaves from the same freebie pack using WOW Copper embossing powder and added a little red to one leaf and black to another for contrast.  These were adhered around the tree base and one leaf to the tree branch

To complete I lightly dusted a little Mowed Lawn Distressing Ink by Ranger to and around the tree base, a little Broken China Distressing Ink by Ranger to the top left corner of the card.  I then drew a 'fussy' thin border to finish

Thank you for visiting...
You can leave me a comment or questions below

I do read them

June x





Saturday, 26 November 2016

Baubles & Glitter




Baubles & Glitter


Hi... thank you for popping by


I love this aqua coloured card!


I started with a white 7"x7" card base and adding the first mat then I used adhesive spray on the final white mat and coated it with glitter jewels


The baubles are from a 2015 collection and the poinsettia dies are from my stash


I stamped the sentiment  and attached all the elements to my card


Thank you for visiting...


June x


Materials Used:

  • Aqua Foundations Card by Creative Expressions
  • Bauble Dies by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Perfect Medium Embossing Ink
  • WOW Embossing Powder 'Metallic Silver'
  • Flat backed pearls by Creative Expressions
Challenges:

  • Moving Along With The Times - Challenge #34 Anything Goes Christmas
  • Addicted To Stamps And More - Challenge #221  Anything Goes
  • Time Out - Challenge #71 Christmas






Friday, 25 November 2016

Clarity Blog Challenge 45 - Blast From The Past


Hi, thank you for popping in on this very cold and miserable day!

I've made this card to enter into Clarity's Challenge Blog

It's an A5 card and I stamped the verse then masked it to enable me to stamp the floral image, this was then masked and I used a distress ink to colour the background

To finish I spritz the card with water then removed both masks

I am entering this card into Clarity's Challenge Blog - 'Blast From The Past'

Thank you for visiting...

June x

Materials Used:
  • A4 white card folded to make an A5
  • Clarity Stamp Sentiment
  • Clarity Stamp Flowers
  • Ranger Distress Ink in 'Faded Jeans'

Wednesday, 23 November 2016





Hi... thanks for popping by!


This is an 8"8" card and I've used a pearlised ivory card by Crafter's Companion and matted this with a blue card by Creative Expressions

A very easy and quick card to make using 4 dies, all by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions

Come the new year I will be introducing video tutorials, give-a-ways and greatly reduced craft items that are too good to miss!

That's all for today

Thank you for visiting

June x

Saturday, 12 November 2016



Good morning!  Thank you for popping by

I loved making this Christmas card, especially as it's going to be winging its way to my much loved auntie in Canada!

Whilst I know the colours are not of the traditional ones you expect to see I so love the delicacy of the aqua card and tend to use it quite often!

The dies are from the 2015 collection by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  I've also used Iced Snow and Diamond Sprinkles from their range too.  I also added a few silver sequins, from my stash,  onto the background

The card is an 8"x8"

Have a great weekend and thank you for visiting

June x



Friday, 11 November 2016

TIME/CLOCKS



TIME/CLOCKS

Hi... thanks for popping by

I made this card for a blog challenge

I started with an A4 white card base, scored to make an A5 size card then scored the top piece to create a fold and trimmed the card at an angle as shown

I then embossed another piece of white card using a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-008 embossing folder

This was then covered with Metallic Wax Patina Copper, 'polishing' when covered.  Mounting foam was added to the back of the card and attached to the card inside as shown

The clock faces are from my stash and attached to the card with brads by Hobby House, as are the two metal clocks

To finish I typed the sentiment and gently added a little contrasting colour to it

All for now

Thank you for visiting

June x


I am adding this card in the following blog challenges:

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/                              TIME/CLOCKS

http://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/             SCIENCE







Sunday, 6 November 2016

'SHABBY CHIC'











Hi, thanks for popping by
Using a white card base I added thin layers of black and white card finishing with black card

 I then embossed a pretty pink paper from my stash and distressed the edges
I coloured a piece of tack cloth using a distress ink pad in Victorian Velvet by Ranger and adhered this to the card as well as creating a more jiggered edge to the bottom right side
In black card I cut and embossed a circle using one of my 'old' dies from Spellbinders and adhered it on top of the tack cloth

The sentiment sat on a white on white cut and embossed design by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and I lightly coloured part of it using the Victorian Velvet ink pad

I made several flowers in various shades of pink, cut and embossed 1 white and 2 black  flourishes.  These were then positioned onto my card  as well as a few crystal stems



Thank you for visiting...

June x

Friday, 4 November 2016



Halloween Fun

Hi, thanks for popping by

I made today's card as my entry in

Fantasy Stampers Challenge #74
'Halloween Fun'









This is a 6"x6" white card base with an orange and black mat.  I embossed the top layer using a wall effect embossing folder and also cut and embossed 2 bats



Stamps by Chloe ~ 'Bare Tree' was stamped onto black card and embossed with WOW Black Twinkle Embossing Powder.  I then 'fussy cut' the tree



I drew the dancing skeletons and, again, 'fussy cut' them to place on my card

The card was completed using stock from my stash



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Fantasy Stampers - 'Halloween Fun'


My Time To Craft - 'Autumn or Halloween'


Happy crafting...


June x


Monday, 31 October 2016



Hi, thank you for popping by

I'm entering today's card in the
Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog 44
the theme is:

CIRCLES & SQUARES

I started by creating an A5 white card base then halving one side again making an easel card

Using aqua card I cut an 18.5mm square, followed by a small layer from white card.  I secured the white card to my non-stick sheet, attached a stencil, then covered it with Creative Expressions Polar White Texture Paste
The stencil was then very carefully removed and cleaned.  The card was left to day overnight. Next day this was adhered to the base aqua card

Using 2 Double Pierced Circles Dies by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions I cut 6 pieces of white and4 pieces of  aqua card to make a frame.   The individual circles were adhered to give depth

Using Clarity's Dreams Stamp I stamped the sentiment onto aqua card then using a circular die cut this out and attached it to the centre of the main card.  I scattered silver stars around the sentiment then adhered the frame as shown

Finally I cut an oblong piece of aqua card then a layer of white card and glued them together.  I added foam mounting tape to this to give definition and also to enable the card to stand correctly

Using Tonic Square Dies I cut and embossed 5 aqua then 5 smaller white matts and adhered to the oblong border

This was completed using the Art Deco Alphabet - Upper Case Dies from the Expressions Collection by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions

I chose 'sweet' to compliment the 'dream' sentiment

I would like to enter this card in Clarity Stamps Blog Challenge 44 - Circles and/or Squares

Saturday, 22 October 2016


Hope you are all going to have a good weekend

There isn't many October days left, have you finished making your Christmas cards
and what about buying the presents?...





Friday, 14 October 2016


It's
Friday Bargains Time
this week's goodies...



Cosmic Shimmer ~ Shimmer Spray & Mica Pigment Set

Limited stock!

Now only £8 and £1 p&p  (RRP £13.80)






Wednesday, 28 September 2016



Hi, thank you for stopping by

Please keep checking in as I have lots of craft goodies for sale at unbelievable prices!



This is a 7"x7" ivory card base where I added a thin purple and lilac mat onto the base.  I then matted ivory, purple and lilac card, smaller than what is on the base, and added foam tape to the back to give dimension.

I then measured a piece of ivory card to create the focal point and to fit in diagonally across the card.Using the Triple Gemini Dies - Cepheus I cut  the die at each end of the card then inverted it to complete the design.

The sentiment is from the 'Delightful Sentiments Range' for CE, this was stamped in black Archival.  'Cape Daisy' flower dies by SW for CE was used to make the layers on both flowers using lilac card and purple card for the flower centres, finishing the look with 2 flat backed ivory pearls

Original card showcasing the Cepheus dies by Sue Wilson can be seen on her blog, I have made several changes to my card

Thank you for visiting

All for now...

June x



Tuesday, 27 September 2016


BIRTHDAY CAKE

I used an A4 pink card and folded it landscape.
On white card I used 'Best Wishes' Die by SW for CE to cut and emboss 3 times then adhered it onto white card.  The 'Happy Birthday' die and cupcake die is, again, by SW for CE.  I lightly coloured the cupcake base in pink and coloured the flame in yellow.  The 'Birthday Cake' die is by Savvy Dies.  I cut and embossed this, added double sided adhesive sheet to the back of the die cut then sprinkled Iced Snow by CE to it.  The flame on the candles are coloured in a ProMarker Red Pen.  The balloons were made with a punch by Woodware.  I applied glue to them and added Diamond Sprinkles.  On the top balloon I placed 2 tiny hearts.  Baker's Twine was used to 'hold' the balloons and the small ribbon is made with a die from my own stash


I would like to enter this card in:
MAWTT's blog challenge 'Birthday Cake'

All for now....

June x

Saturday, 24 September 2016

A U T U M N (2)

This is the second card I'm entering into the blogs listed below

On a piece of white card I placed a small circle to mask out the sun.  Using Distress Inks in:  'Faded Jeans', 'Fired Brick', 'Rusty Hinge' and 'Wild Honey' I coloured the card.  I removed the mask and drew 3 small birds in that area.  I stamped the butterflies using Archival Ink in 'Coffee' from IndigoBlu's Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set

The sentiment is by Clarity Stamps,  was also stamped with the same ink pad

The card was then matted onto a brown, orange then white card

I am entering this to the following blogs:


Crafty Cardmakers Blog

Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog


4 Crafty Chicks





A U T U M N

This is one of two cards that I'm entering on the blogs listed below

On an A5 white card stock I used a die to create the scalloped edge on the front of the card and ran 'Rusty Hinge' Distress Ink Pad across the scalloped area.
Next I stamped 4 leaves using IndigoBlu 'Live, Laugh, Love' stamp set.  I used Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge to colour the leaves.  A light coating of 'Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax' by Creative Expressions was applied to each leaf.

I then cut a strip of white card, backed it with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet, removed the backing and applied 'Red Blaze Gilding Flakes,' by Creative Expressions, to this exposed adhesive sheet.  This was then buffed with a piece of 'RubIt ScrubIt' again by CE.  This was mounted on a matt of white card then black card and adhered to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment (from my stash) onto white card using Adirondack's Dye Pad in 'Pitch Black'.  Using two flag dies (CE) I cut the sentiment from the smaller die then a black flag using the middle size die.  I 'curved' the sentiment and adhered to the card front.

I used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to secure the leaves on the edge of the card

I am entering this card to the following blog challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers Blog

Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog

 

Saturday, 17 September 2016



This is my second card to enter into the

Crafty Cardmakers' Challenge Blog
featuring multiple layers

The finished dimensions are 8"x10"

I used grey pearlised card and white card to create 7 layers.  I added mounting foam to the final top section for dimension and layered this with a pretty floral design paper from my stash.  I attached a pink ribbon around this as well as making and attaching narrow white bows as well as adhering a small square, clear dazzler by Creative Expressions to the centre of the bow.  The sentiment was stamped in black to the bottom of the design 

All for now.... June x






I'm entering this card into the

Crafty Card Makers Challenge Blog

Using lots of layers as requested, this card is an 8"x8"

I have mattered and layered onto my white base card the following:

white, pink, white card stock then a floral pink paper, I then added a white card that I'd previously embossed.  To this I cut and embossed my focal element (I'm not sure if it was a Tonic die) in pink card and attached in the centre.  I then added a white bow using silky crush ribbon by Creative Expressions.  The two flourishes are from the Bella Rose die set by Heartfelt Creations (I snipped off the leaves on both flourishes) and attached under the ribbon.  To complete I added 4 pink faux pearls using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue to all 4 corners, pearls around the centre of the focal element then cut and embossed, on white card, two flowers from the 'Finishing Touches - Cornflower range of dies by Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions as well as adding a pearl to the centre on both flowers

All for now.... June x

Friday, 16 September 2016






Spellbinders 'Sweet Juliet Dies'


All sold, no further stock is available

Sunday, 11 September 2016




                                Good morning!

                                We only have one die set remaining of the
                                              
                                      Spellbinders 'Sweet Juliet'

Saturday, 10 September 2016





SATURDAY SPECIAL!!!

These are fantastic dies. Retail price £23.00

Saturday Special price £12!!! inc p&p (for UK)

Only 2 remaining


Leave me a message if you would like to purchase this item

All for now...  June



Monday, 5 September 2016




I started with a white 8"x8" card base then added a mat of brown then custard coloured card stock.  Next I cut and embossed another piece of custard coloured card 4 times using the border die from the Australian Collection.  To the back of this card I attached a piece of double sided adhesive sheet then glittered the front with Diamond Sprinkles.  Next using the outer cutting die and the matching decorative die from the Australian Collection I attached them to the centre of the custard card and cut and embossed it.  I matted this to brown then white card, used mounting foam, to give it dimension, and attached it to the base of the card.  I cut and embossed the outer and the larger decorative die from the Australian Collection in brown card and placed it in the centre of the card to give a 'step up, step down' design.  The sentiment was stamped to a smaller piece of custard card then cut and embossed using the tag die, again from the Australian Collection.  I then cut and embossed 3 flowers, added a flat back pearl to each centre and adhered to a white bow.  To complete the design I made 2 stick pins and secured them into the knot of the bow

INGREDIENTS

  • white card base
  • custard and brown foundation card by Creative Expressions
  • Australian Collection - Corner, Border & Tag by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Australian Collection - Brisbane by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Finishing Touches - Camellia Complete Petals and Camellia Open Petals
  • Diamond Sprinkles by Creative Expressions
  • Narrow white satin ribbon
  • Stick pins, pearls and gems from Creative Expressions
  • Just Because Sentiment from the 'Fabulous Sentiments' by Creative Expressions

Thanks for stopping by

All for now... June x

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Second Black & Yellow




I used the same card stock and method as the previous card to create this one but with the yellow card as the more prominent colour.  I also used the Exquisite Poppy Die to create the flower and adhered it to the top left of the card and added 3 black pearls to the bottom


INGREDIENTS
  • Exquisite Poppy Die by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • The remainder of materials as shown in the previous card

Which do you prefer?

Thanks for stopping by

All for now...  June x

Black & Yellow

 
 
I created an A5 base card by folding a sheet of A4 black card in half, portrait style.  I then cut a mat of yellow card, then black card and a final mat of yellow card.  To this piece of yellow card I cut and embossed the main focal point then added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to the back of the design. The 2 layers were adhered together and mounting foam applied to the back to give dimension.  Diamond Sprinkles was applied to the front of the aperture.  I then cut and embossed a bow from the same black card using the classic bow die and again using the filigree bow die in yellow card. The bow was attached to the bottom of the layers and I completed the design with 3 black gems to the top left side of the card
 

 
INGREDIENTS
 
Black and yellow card
A4 double sided adhesive sheet by Woodware
Cathedral Background Die by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
Classic 3D Bow by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
Filigree 3D Bow by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
Diamond Sprinkles by Creative Expressions
Self adhesive black pearls by Creative Expressions
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue by Creative Expressions


Thank you for stopping by
 
All for now.... June x




 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016





I would like to add this to:
MAWTT - CAS Challenge Blog


This is my final CAS card design for MAWTT.  For some reason I'm unable to load the previous card to MAWTT hence I've designed a totally different card and hope to succeed in adding it to their blog challenge!


I blocked a border with easy lift off tape, by Creative Expressions,  on a piece of white card stock measuring 8.5" x 3".  I used 4 Ranger Distress Inks - 'Broken China', 'Mustard Seed', 'Spiced Marmalade' and 'Victorian Velvet' and using my ink dusters by Inkylicious created a subtle background.  Next, from my stash, I used a stamp by Clarity to stamp3 images (second generation stamping).  A second Clarity stamp from my stash was also stamped (second generation) as I wanted to show a few flowers and I used a ProMarker in 'Poppy' to colour the flower heads


I then created a narrow black mat for the panel and finally added this centre panel to a white card base that I had also added a narrow black mat, then white card.  Finished card measures 10"x6"

All for now...

Saturday, 27 August 2016





I started with an 8"x 8" white card base and added a black matt.  I then embossed the background with another piece of white card. I used 3 distress inks to create the sunbeam.  The sentiment was stamped on white card with black ink and I die cut this and highlighted it whilst it was still in the die with the blue ink I'd previously used.  I added foam tape to the sentiment to add dimension and to finish I added 4 blue pearl brads to each corner


INGREDIENTS

white and black card
Sunbeam Burst Embossing Folder by Crafter's Companion
King of Dads stamp by Woodware
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Die
Ranger Distress Inks in 'Broken China', 'Victorian Velvet' & 'Spiced Marmalade'
Smoothies by Creative Expressions
Brads by Hobby House

All for now...



CAS

This is my third and final entry to:

MAWTT - CAS

I matted and layered a piece of red mirri card and pearlised card (by Crafter's Companion) onto my base 5"x7" pearlised card. I then embossed another piece of pearlised card using an embossing folder by Crafter's Companion and cut a strip to matt onto a piece of red mirri card. 
I cut and embossed a poppy die (Creative Expressions) twice but kept only the flower head from one.  I also cut and embossed the filigree vase also from Creative Expressions.  I used a small piece of pale blue card behind the vase to give the impression of  it being filled with water, moulded the vase slightly before I adhered it over the blue card.  I then coloured the leaves and stem of the flower and covered the flower head with Ranger's Glossy Accents and repeated this to the other flower head and  put it to one side to dry overnight.  The sentiment is stamped in Adirondack 'Pitch Black'.  When the flower heads were completely dry I attached the single head to the main flower, added a small black gem to the centre and tweaked the flower to give it a natural look and added the embossed strip to the side of the card

All for now...

Friday, 26 August 2016


CAS

This is my second entry to:

MAWTT - CAS

Shaving Foam Technique

I love using this technique from time to time!

I started by filling a plastic A4 container with a very cheap shaving foam.  I added Alcohol Inks by Ranger in Lemonade, Bottle and Raspberry to the foam then 'swirled' the colours around.  Next I scooped the foam and placed it onto a Clarity stencil that I had previously secured to a piece of white card, I covered the stencil with the foam then gently removed the excess.  Next I carefully removed the stencil and put the design to one side until it was completely dry (I prefer to leave it overnight but you can heat dry it).  I matted and layered a pink then black matt onto a 5"x7" white card blank then adhered the design to this.  I added two gems to two alternate corners

All for now...







CAS

The above is my 1st entry to:



MAWTT - CAS


My base card is a 5"x7" white card that I matted and layered with ivory then silver card.  I embossed a piece of white card using the 'Cascading Hearts' embossing folder by Creative Expressions.  I cut and embossed the background die from the 'Scandinavian' collection by Sue Wilson onto ivory card and added it to white card.  The sentiment was stamped onto white card using a Memento Ink 'London Fog'.  I then cut and embossed several layers of ivory card from the Greek Collection - 'Kefalonia' also by Sue Wilson and adhered them together to create a frame around the sentiment. I then added two hearts to one corner to complete the card


All for now...